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Utamaro (1753) (1753 - 1806)

Lot 11: Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)

Christie's

September 16, 2003
New York, NY, US

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) Isoda Koryusai (act. 1768-1788) Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1751) A beauty seated beside a tsuitate holding a pipe, signed Utamaro hitsu, together with an aiban depicting Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, from the series Seiro sugata hakkei (Eight views of the licensed quarters) inscribed Koryu ga and with ten sumizuri-e depicting beauties walking in the rain, dancing and engaged in other activities, five unsigned double book pages comprising five diptychs by Nishikawa Sukenobu--good impressions, faded, stained, rubbed and soiled, glued to mats upper corners on verso oban tate-e : 36.8 x 25.4cm., the first; aiban tate-e : 30.5 x 21.6cm., the second; 21.5 x 16.3cm., each approx., third-last (12)

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Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806) Isoda Koryusai (act.

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Christie's
September 16, 2003, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US